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One of my favorite new activities is reading an author’s first book.

There is something kind of magical in being able to see their first attempt, great or mediocre. 376 more words


Try a short story .... you'll be onto a winner!

As we all know, it’s a busy time of year to find time to sit down and read, especially when we have to consider all of the Christmas shopping and wrapping which needs to be done! 324 more words

Chapter By Chapter

Once upon a time, I got a book published

Well, more specifically I should say that once upon a time I won a book publishing contract that resulted in getting a book published. As a quick, highly-related aside: my backspace key seems to be sticking, so correcting errors is a real treat. 157 more words


The Costa Book Awards 2014

Have you heard of The Costa Book Awards? If not, listen up!
We all have heard of Costa as the coffee chain but what better way to accompany a delicious hot drink then reading a fantastic, enticing, Costa award-winning book?! 322 more words

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the next writer in the series: december 1, 2014

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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Craft Of Writing

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Sparrow is a highly acclaimed science fiction novel by Mary Doria Russell, her first novel. Written in 1996, it won numerous awards including the Arthur C. 732 more words

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There is a First Time for Everything

I thought it might be interesting to share with you the first chapter of the first book I ever wrote. It was a young adult book that takes place in the White House about the daughter of a president – a girl named Summer. 766 more words